William John Ryan
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Age 87, of Newport, peacefully passed away at home on Sunday April 27, 2014 surrounded by his loving family.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents William M. and Elizabeth L. Ryan; sister, Mary (Betty) Seaver and brother, James Ryan. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marilyn June Ryan and their five children, James T (Mary) of Newport, Nancy J. Hawkins of Newark, Lois A. Strusowski (James) of Wilmington, Susan M. Sagan of Woodcrest and Patrick M. (Margy) of Baltimore, MD. Also left to cherish his memory are 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Patricia Newton of Wilmington and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bill served in the United States Navy during World War II and was retired from the United States Postal Service after 31 years of service.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Matthews Church, 901 East Newport Pike, Wilmington, DE 19804 at 11:00 am on Thursday May 1, 2014, where family and friends are invited to call after 10:00 am. Burial will follow at All Saints Cemetery. The family would like to thank Laurie and Anna, Compassionate Care Hospice and Bill's nephew, Robert Seaver for assisting with his care during his illness and final hours. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to Saint Matthews Church. Online condolences please visit: www.mccreryandharra.com
Published in The News Journal from Apr. 29 to Apr. 30, 2014